Kris Jenner donated 100 gourmet meals to homeless youth for Christmas

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As many of you know, I have a lot of hate-respect for Kris Jenner. Like, I think her children would have been better off being raised by wolves, but on the other hand… you have to admit that Kris is actually a good manager and a good businesswoman. She made her pact with Satan and her family is famous and rich and infamous. But did you know that Kris also has a charitable heart? It’s true. She’s actually a regular church-goer and she donates time and money to several charities. And she did something genuinely nice (I think) for Christmas:

Kris Jenner brought a little Calabasas flavor to Skid Row with her own kind of meals-on-wheels. Kris surprised the good folks at Red Eye — a community outreach program that benefits the inner-city youth — by calling the organization’s director, Justin Mayo, to tell him she wanted to donate 100 gourmet chef-prepped meals for the homeless on Christmas day.

We’re told the menu had it all — white truffle mac and cheese, sweet potato soufflé, turkey, ham, braised short ribs, and mashed potatoes. For dessert — pies and cookies. Kris wasn’t there but the hearty meals went a long way in an L.A. section that, save for the holidays, goes largely ignored.

[From TMZ]

It’s a somewhat regular occurrence in LA for some celebrities to volunteer on Thanksgiving or Christmas at one of the Feed-the-Homeless charities in downtown LA. I kind of think this might be better, at least where the Kardashian-Jenner clan is concerned. I mean, there’s no photo-op so it doesn’t feel exploitative. Kris obviously donated the cost of the meals and the transport to get the meals to the organization. She didn’t ask for special treatment, she just donated the food. Good for her. Also: I remember when Kanye and Kim were living with Kris, she loved that Kanye had a full-time chef on his staff and she reportedly became pretty close to the chef. I wonder if that’s the guy who made the meals?

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  1. Kimma says:

    Ehhh, that’s nice but I still think that with all the influence and money they have they can still make a better impact on the world. They all have an opportunity to influence different causes and contribute and show their worth and I would be more impressed with them if they made themselves more philanthropical on a regular basis…it would make all the plastic surgery and selfies less frustrating..

    • Lindsey says:

      That’s the spirit!

      Comments like this make me this, “Why bother?” No one will ever be happy.

    • Lingling says:

      Well she did a little bit of good. Let’s just be glad about that because these “but you should have” attitudes to charity are kind of driving people away from helping.

      • Saras says:

        To be fair nobody really shames donors but this is PMK. You know this mom who pimps all her kids for massive profits. It’s nice that she did this but 100 meals is such a drop in the bucket that you have to admit it is kind of meh. When just your handbag is over 10 grand (and you own a close full) mercilessly flaunting wealth constantly it seems like a very minuscule gift…

    • Katie says:

      100 meals is pretty nill for someone with that kind of money. It’s like me giving a homeless person a twenty dollar bill then writing a Facebook post about it and writing it off in my taxes.

      • thaliasghost says:

        Even worse. It is having people be ‘picked’ for this special privilege as there are far more than just a 100 people waiting in line.

      • Wiffie says:

        “Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.

        Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching. As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

        The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”

        The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”

        The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned to the old man, smiled and said, “I bet it made a difference to that one!”

    • Chinoiserie says:

      But why this needs to be the only thing she did for charity? Do you need a list from her of everything she has done for this to count? It does not make her a saint or whatever, it is just one nice thing.

  2. trollontheloose says:

    she reminds me of Megyn Kelly but Brunette.. AS much as I am not K and J fan I applaud. i don’t want to be sarcastic.

  3. Almondjoy says:

    Good for Kris. We rarely hear about her doing anything like this.

    The body language in that pic with Corey 😩 She has a death grip on his arm and he’s making no effort to touch her.

    • Nancy says:

      I wouldn’t feel too bad for him. He is younger than a couple of her daughters or near the same age. He is just another one of the kids she is giving free meals to.

      • Almondjoy says:

        Lol. I don’t feel bad for him, just embarrassed for Kris because she’s holding on for dear life and he looks like he doesn’t want anything to do with her.

      • QQ says:

        Is a sweet deal, if you think about it, he fronts like he is her bf gets a nice benefits package, cash money paid vacays and a little recognition and on air credits for all his awkward ass appearances in public (i caught some Kardashian show A couple weeks back and i was Mortified by proxy how AWKWARD THAT SITUATION IS ) She gets to front like she is still “happening” and like she is a Peer of her own daughter which as we all know is her fondest wish! Are they Schtupping? probably no, Is like the Gift of the Magi In that way

  4. Kate #2 says:

    Who cares about how many selfies they take or surgeries they have.. they haven’t asked me to pay for it, so who honestly cares? Good for Kris for actually doing that. We need good in this world, no matter who it is that’s doing it.

  5. Mrs. Welin-Melon says:

    Tax write-off. This is a wealthy family who sells their used clothing on eBay and The Real Real, a small fraction of the proceeds to charity, the rest to their bank accounts.

  6. Jenn says:

    I wish I wasn’t so negative, but all I can think about is these poor homeless kids eating all that rich food, and maybe not having easy access to a bathroom. The money would have been better spent with healthier food choices, and maybe a warm blanket and a clean pair of socks and undies.

  7. Nancy says:

    Helping children in need can never be faulted. So good for her. Sad time in society when my first thought was damage control, but whatever her motives, kids got fed, gourmet food of course.

  8. Ramona says:

    The intention is good but gourmet meals? I’ve lived in abject poverty, we would go months on bread, rice, beans and the occassional packet of milk. No fruit, no veg. Sometimes no gas or power to cook the beans, so no beans either. If you had given me this white truffle mac and cheese, I would have been extremely happy. And then the following day, resuming my rice and beans, I would have cursed you to hell and back. Give me a month of hearty balanced regular meals over your gourmet white truffle mac and cheese, any day.

    • Swak says:

      This^^^. While the intention is good, many more than 100 could have been fed with less expensive items. As someone else mentioned, fresh fruit and veggies would have been better.

    • JudyK says:

      THIS. My criticism is why such a meager contribution from such a wealthy, wealthy person even makes the news, and 100 “gourmet” meals would multiply to many times that much for regular meals to the homeless. I’m far, far, far from rich, and I’ve done more than that, and I didn’t get any publicity for it.

      • Madailein says:

        Very good point, about how instead of gourmet food, that same money could be spent on a full month of basic, healthy, wholesome food per person. I do think if Kris really cared about this cause, she would have put more logic and thought into it. One gourmet meal–then back to barely scraping by, to again scrounging through garbage cans for food–is too small and fleeting to be labeled any kind of substantial and sustaining gift.

    • Esmom says:

      I’m with you. It’s not that they don’t deserve gourmet food, but the fact that regular people could eat for a month on what a single one of those meals probably cost.

    • Sixer says:

      I covered for a friend who couldn’t make her volunteer shift at a food bank near me shortly before Christmas. The first question you have to ask people who come in is whether they have secure access to electricity/gas because if they haven’t, then you have to make sure they are given food that can be eaten cold from the tin. It’s a hard question to ask without making the whole experience even more shameful for the person than it already is. Being an ignoramus, I was shocked. But of course, it’s obvious when you actually think about it. All the good basic ingredients in the world won’t make a difference to someone who can’t put money in the electricity meter to cook them.

      I agree, the donation was oblivious. Seems like a trademark of this family. But I suppose also better than nothing.

      • lightpurple says:

        This is also an issue with medications. Many medicines need refrigeration but the families don’t have working refrigerators. Something most doctors don’t think to ask about unless they work with the population frequently.

      • Sixer says:

        We had an infamous case about welfare reforms here. A diabetic veteran got his benefits sanctioned (removed for a period) because he missed an appointment with his job coach. He was found dead at home due to diabetic coma because he a) hadn’t eaten and b) couldn’t refrigerate his insulin.

      • thaliasghost says:

        I remember when Gwyneth Paltrow participated in this ‘experiment’ to live on a benefit budget for a week and spend the grocery money on…limes. None of her items were helpful to preprare a full meal nor could you store them.

    • Syko says:

      Exactly. While I applaud anything charitable, this gesture lacks common sense. Kids are not usually adventurous in eating, and would probably have been happier with Kraft macaroni and cheese than with the white truffle crap. When your stomach is empty, rich food like that is not going to have a good effect. For the same money, she could have fed 500 kids a balanced, healthy meal. She’s clueless.

  9. Leslieknop says:

    Kendall got another puppy for Christmas so they are still on my bad side. What is with this family and puppies

  10. Mgsota says:

    It is nice but I can’t help roll my eyes. 4 cars were given at Christmas. Such extravagance with this family. They have the resources and the money to do so much more. But, it’s something.

  11. Patricia says:

    I’m also rolling my eyes. YES it’s absolutely good that she is giving to the needy. But the whole “gourmet meals” just makes it all about Kris and how fancy she is and not about the people who need the help.
    If you look at your local food bank they ask for specific foods. When I did my donation shopping this year I went by what THEY requested (peanut butter, nuts, canned meats, oatmeal, whole grain cereals, etc). It’s not fancy. It’s what people actually need when they are homeless or in abject poverty.
    Her money would have gone a lot further if she actually learned about the needs of people instead of trying to “glamorize” the situation.

  12. Ann says:

    A hundred? With her $$$$$, she should make it 10,000 free meals.

    Also, to everyone watching the Kardashians: I hate you.

  13. poop says:

    Y’all are all sorts of messed up. Girl donates a bunch of free food? “Well she should’ve done this or this instead!” I don’t know where you guys get off telling her how she should donate. Get off your high horses.

    OTOH, her nose looks incredible!

  14. V.B. says:

    RT POOP. If you don’t like the way she tried to HELP, then go and do what you wanted her to do yourself. Oh, wait, you did? Congrats for being a decent human being.
    She did something. That’s it. Get over it.

    • Lynnie says:

      Doing something /= as doing something well. Especially when you have the means, and the resources to do the best job you can do. It’s a “nice” gesture, but for the reasons stated above it left a lot to be desired. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with pointing out the obvious, and who knows, PMK might be reading these comments and getting feedback/ideas for improvement next time lol.

    • Matomeda says:

      +1 yep and how many celebs and rich non-celebs did….nothing! How many regular people did nothing? Most! She tried to do something to make them feel special and not “poor.” That was nice. Could she have done more? Yes. Might she possibly have done more in secret? Yes. Could we ALL do more? Yes. She did something nice. The end.

  15. Phyllis says:

    This food donation is leftovers from her Christmas Eve Party. She wasn’t interested in “leftovers” so probably told an assistant to get rid of it and this is where it ended up.

  16. OhDear says:

    Of course when a Kardashian is charitable the comments are mostly negative. What happened to the benefit of the doubt of “charity is charity, at least she did something” that someone like Taylor Swift gets?

  17. Ellis says:

    Gourmet meals versus a substantial, healthy one? So they can understand how lacking their everyday lives really are? So they can aspire to something their education and country will never make possible for them? Unless one of them is gorgeous and their mother whore’s her out? Awesome. Why do we even know about this?

  18. Anastasia says:

    If I were homeless, I’d much rather have $80 worth of socks, underwear, deodorant, tampons, a couple of clean shirts and pants, and maybe a small bottle of ibuprofen. Or even some dry shampoo. Or a cheap phone with a month of service.

    Not a single $80 meal.

    • Wiffie says:

      sometimes it’s about the wants, not the needs. i think for someone who doesn’t have a family, or maybe a home, they get socks and deodorant from programs often enough. deodorant for Christmas? for a kid?

      sometimes you just want a meal that’s delicious af, that you could never get anywhere, and it was probably a fantastic treat that hit the spot. yes she could have donated that amount of money in oatmeal, but this is CHRISTMAS. a little extravagance and specialness goes a long way.

      i bet nobody who got these meals complained. why are we?

  19. GigiC says:

    The amount of criticism and speculation in this post is depressing. 100 people got to eat a meal because of her. I grew up in poverty, in shelters and went without food quite regularly. I’m betting those 100 are so grateful and thankful to her. I can’t find fault with anyone’s donations that feed the needy. Even if it’s PMK.

  20. Rico Shew says:

    Reminds me of that episode of Daria where the Fashion Club go on a clothing drive for the homeless and donate impractical and useless designer clothes. When questioned about it one of them says “Just because they’re homeless doesn’t mean they can’t be fashionable’

  21. shouldawoulda says:

    Why not food everyday for this shelter or hot food program? Oh right, they do not care.

  22. Snowflake says:

    No wonder celebrities donate anonymously….smh